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Whaling Suit

The above image is that of an Iñupiaq Whaling Suit, modified through photoshop.  Artist Allison Warden studied the artifact at the Sheldon Jackson Museum in Sitka, Alaska in 2014.

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A Traditional Scuba Suit

The entire suit was waterproof and used to butcher whales.  Only two exist in the world, in museums.  Artist Allison Warden studied the suit and made a paper pattern so that more suits can be created.

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Made from Ugruk (bearded seal) skin

If all goes as scheduled, in February of 2016 a traditional whaling suit will be created using the original materials, with help from the Akootchook Whaling Crew.  It will be sewn the traditional way, using waterproof stitching

Objects from the Past

A CEREMONIAL SPACE IN-BETWEEN

Imagine time as a circle.  There is a break in the circle, one end is the hyper-future, the other is the super-ancient.  In-between there exists an Iñupiaq Qargi, a ceremonial house.

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